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Shipbuilding and the Working Waterfront – A History Lecture at Woodlawn
September 20 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Ellsworth historian, Darlene Springer will talk on life around the Union River from 1763 to 1963. Sawmills, lumbering, shipbuilding, spring freshets, fires, road building, merchants, schools, national service in time of war and celebrations will be examined. While dates and facts will be mentioned, her emphasis will be placed on giving attendees the opportunity to imagine everyday live in Ellsworth over the years.
Darlene Springer is the author of The Great Fire of Ellsworth 1933 and an avid collector of vintage Ellsworth artifacts and pictures. She is a member of the Ellsworth Historical Society and serves on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, having documented her descent from Lt. Elijah Wilbur, Revolutionary War soldier and patriot. An Ellsworth business owner, she can be found most days on Water Street at Dunn’s Monument Shop, celebrating 135 years in 2017.